2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible First Drive — Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI First Drive

Despite the endless combinations of drivetrains, styles, and features, there are a few cars in the U.S. market are unique in their makeup—and not talking about the Tesla S here.

The 2013 Volkswagen Convertible is the only convertible in the U.S. with a diesel better yet, at least viewed with the right of eyes, it’s available a manual transmission.

The combination of these three (convertible, diesel, manual) together in a completely unexpected

In fact, the new Beetle Convertible TDI may be the Beetle-y Beetle of the bunch. from $27,895, it’s not inexpensive, but it’s in range of its competitive set.

In the hills Santa Monica and Malibu, the diesel engine proved its ripping around with ease and a readiness owing to its stout torque rating. the familiar (to Volkswagen diesel anyway) 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder under the hood, the Beetle TDI is good for 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet

At the same time, it should something near the EPA-estimated 28 mpg and 41 mpg highway in real-world driving—or, as VW TDI owners have found, even better mileage. worth noting that the does eke out a couple more mpg the dual-clutch DSG gearbox, in addition to more fun to drive.

In truth, no endless surge of torque and like you’ll feel in a electric car, or even of the more spirited hybrids, but enough acceleration at most in the rev range, as long as your selection is appropriate to the demands of the and terrain.

But the 2013 VW Beetle Convertible’s is surprisingly rigid, allowing a of ride comfort and handling not found at the more entry-level end of the spectrum. In other words, Beetle TDI drop-top is just at carving curving mountain as it is hypermiling the commute to work.

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Classic Volkswagen Beetle Santa Monica, 2012

the new car back-to-back with a late Beetle that was also on it’s immediately apparent how much the new car shares with its ancestor, despite the mechanical and differences. There’s a spirit of ease, and simple driving joy ties the two together—especially on a sunny California day.

Perhaps the praise we can give the Beetle TDI (and it deserves plenty) is the diesel-ness does nothing to get in the way of the or convertible-ness—if anything, it enhances it.

Look for a more in-depth on the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI in the future, and be sure to read our first drive experience the Beetle Convertible TDI’s alternative .

Volkswagen provided food, and lodging to enable us to you this first drive

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